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Florida's 25th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Florida is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.
- See also: Florida elections, 2012
This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 25th Congressional District includes parts of Collier, Miami-Dade, Hendry, and Broward counties in southern Florida.
General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 25 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mario Diaz-Balart Incumbent||75.6%||151,466|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Blue vs. Red
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Florida's 25th District is a solidly Republican district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 25th as a solidly Republican district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Prior to the 2010 redistricting, the 25th District included parts of Collier, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. It included the Miami-Dade municipalities of Homestead, Leisure City, and Cutler Bay.
- 13 percent from the 14th Congressional District
- 3 percent from the 16th Congressional District
- 1 percent from the 17th Congressional District
- 2 percent from the 18th Congressional District
- 52 percent from the 21st Congressional District
- 30 percent from the 25th Congressional District
FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study
- See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012
In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Florida's 25th District became more Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 42D / 58R
- 2010: 45D / 55R
Cook Political Report's PVI
In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Florida's 25th Congressional District has a PVI of R+9, which is the 120th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 55-45 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 61-39 percent over John Kerry (D).
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|U.S. House, Florida District 25 General Election, 2010|
|Tea Party||Roly Arrojo||3%||4,312|
|Florida Whig Party||Craig Porter||2.3%||3,244|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- Mario Diaz Balart's Campaign Website
- Updated Florida Congressional Districts List
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Florida Department of State, "Register to Vote," accessed April 25, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Breaking down the Florida GOP’s redistricting map" accessed February 14, 2012
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- The Washington Post "Breaking down the Florida GOP’s redistricting map" accessed February 14, 2012
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- Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Breaking down the Florida GOP’s redistricting map" accessed February 29, 2012
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer, "Florida's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists, "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Florida," September 2012
- Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013